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dns errors show up in the event log: nx domain

Tacobell2000
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Hello,

On 1 domain controller running Windows 2003 sp2 the event log is full of dns errors Event Id:7050. I enabled dns logging on the server and found this:

20080722 07:05:27 B8C PACKET  UDP Rcv 72.29.224.33    3b60 R Q [8081   DR  NOERROR] (6)bounce(4)geni(3)com(0)

20080722 07:05:27 B8C PACKET  UDP Snd 10.1.0.0     6222 R Q [8081   DR  NOERROR] (6)bounce(4)geni(3)com(0)

20080722 07:05:27 F6C PACKET  UDP Rcv  10.1.0.0    a384   Q [0001   D   NOERROR] (6)bounce(4)geni(3)com(0)

20080722 07:05:27 F6C PACKET  UDP Snd 72.29.224.33    136d   Q [0001   D   NOERROR] (6)bounce(
20080722 07:05:27 2E4 PACKET  UDP Snd 72.29.224.49    2b5a   Q [0001   D   NOERROR] (14)tastyhottreats(3)com(0)

20080722 07:05:27 F6C PACKET  UDP Rcv 72.29.224.49    2b5a R Q [8083  TDR  NOERROR] (14)tastyhottreats(3)com(0)

20080722 07:05:27 B8C PACKET  UDP Rcv 72.29.224.33    136d R Q [8081   DR  NOERROR] (6)bounce(4)geni(3)com(0)

20080722 07:05:27 B8C PACKET  UDP Snd  10.1.0.0      a384 R Q [8081   DR  NOERROR] (6)bounce(4)geni(3)com(0)

20080722 07:05:27 B8C PACKET  UDP Rcv  10.1.0.0      21dd   Q [0001   D   NOERROR] (2)23(2)87(2)78(3)208(2)bl(7)spamcop(3)net(0)

20080722 07:05:27 B8C PACKET  UDP Snd 72.29.224.33    0b74   Q [0001   D   NOERROR] (2)23(2)87(2)78(3)208(2)bl(7)spamcop(3)net(0)

20080722 07:05:27 2BC PACKET  TCP Snd 72.29.224.49    2b5a   Q [0001   D   NOERROR] (14)tastyhottreats(3)com(0)

20080722 07:05:27 2BC EVENT   The DNS server recv() function failed.
The event data contains the error.
20080722 07:05:27 B8C PACKET  UDP Rcv 72.29.224.33    0b74 R Q [8381   DR NXDOMAIN] (2)23(2)87(2)78(3)208(2)bl(7)spamcop(3)net(0)

20080722 07:05:27 B8C PACKET  UDP Snd  10.1.0.0      21dd R Q [8381   DR NXDOMAIN] (2)23(2)87(2)78(3)208(2)bl(7)spamcop(3)net(0)

20080722 07:05:27 B8C PACKET  UDP Rcv  10.1.0.0      21dd   Q [0001   D   NOERROR] (2)23(2)87(2)78(3)208(7)sbl-xbl(8)spamhaus(3)org(0)

20080722 07:05:27 B8C PACKET  UDP Snd 72.29.224.33    1b78   Q [0001   D   NOERROR] (2)23(2)87(2)78(3)208(7)sbl-xbl(8)spamhaus(3)org(0)

The error in the event log shows that it happened at 07:05:27.
I have no idea how to interpret the above.

please help,

Tacobell2000
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This looks to me like you have some sort of anti-spam DNS blackhole querying going on.

When an inbound email arrives, the sender and/or urls listed in the email are checked against realtime blacklists. In this case it looks like bl.spamcop.net and sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org.

Cheers,

Joel

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yes....but do you think this is generating the DNS errors?

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thanks.

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